Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Travel Photography in Peru - Roasting coffee beans...
I chose Nik Silver Efex Pro to convert the image to a more classic black and white photograph. Removing the color creates a timeless look, and allows the subject to clearly stand out in the composition. I like how the smoke from the roasting beans surrounds her hand. When I look at this photo, I feel like I'm still in her kitchen, taking in the wonderful sights, sounds and scents of coffee made the old fashioned way.
Nik Silver Efex Pro allows the photographer a lot of flexibility over the presentation of the image. Control Points can be added to make selective adjustments, and the presets provide a springboard of ideas as starting points. You can use code DSANDIDGE for a promotional code for any Nik Software product that will enhance your creativity and photography.
Another way to work with this idea is to add a slight amount of color added back, this can be accomplished by reducing the opacity of the black and white layer for a different look. Have fun working with your photos in a variety of ways! ~ Deb